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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a safe and natural health care system, which focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons). It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical methods of investigation with detailed examination using the hands.  Regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, all Osteopaths must undergo intensive training and adhere to strict legal guidelines.

Osteopathy is used to treat many causes of pain and imbalance from tendonitis to joint and muscle inflammation, which can arise from conditions such as Osteoarthritis, sports injuries, postural imbalances or simple unexplained muscle spasm.  However, as well as treating the symptomatic area, I find and treat the underlying cause of pain to help prevent symptoms reoccurring.  This area may not be at the site of pain, but in another area entirely, which may be causing a functional imbalance

What are your regular office hours?

Monday – Thursday 10am – 8.30pm

Friday 3.30pm – 6.30pm

What is your appointment policy?

We require 24hrs notice for cancellation.  If you cancel within 24hrs the full appointment fee will be charged.

What should I do if I′m ill?

Contact us immediately, via text message, on 07906 407 907.[

Is Osteopathy safe in pregnancy?

Yes, Osteopathy is safe both in pregnancy and postnatally. Treatment is adapted for comfort and gestational age

What are your prices?

1hr Initial Consultation & Treatment – £60

45min Follow Up Treatment – £50

There is no extra charge for Acupucture and Kinesio Tape, they are included in the price,

Do I need to bring anything with me?

If you have had any recent scans or X-rays associated with your condition, the report would be helpful.

What should I wear?

As part of the structural examination, you will be required to undress down to your underwear.  Please wear what you feel comfortable in, i.e. shorts or leggings, however, to make treatment a little easier, try and avoid wearing a sports bra.

What to expect

The first appointment involves a full case history will be taken, including current symptoms as well as past and present medical history.  This is followed by observing your movements, physical examination of the muscles, ligament and tendons as well as joint mobility. As it is essential to observe how the spine, muscles and joints work together during movement, patients will need to remove some items of clothing during the examination.

According to your needs, treatment can include a combination of soft tissue massage and stretching, joint manipulation, cranial osteopathy, trigger point acupuncture and Kinesio Taping.  All treatment modalities will be discussed in detail with the patient first.

The initial consultation lasts 1hr, follow up appointments are 45mins.  Prices include all treatment modalities, including acupuncture and kinesio tape.